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^VOL. XXXXVIII NO. 44 USPS 162-860 KENANSV1LLE, NC 28349 OCTOBER 31, 1985 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
James Kenan Recognized In Competition
The James Kenan district band participated in the Central North Carolina
A Small Bands Invitational competition at South Granville High School in
^ Creedmoor earlier this month and received a second place award. The
competition was made up of 22 bands with James Kenan participating in the
class A category. In addition to a plaque awarded the entire band for
participation, the majorettes, flag corps and rifle twirlers received a second
place trophy for visual effects. Members of the flag corps, rifle twirlers and
majorettes are pictured above displaying the trophy and plaque received in
ihe competition, left to right, kneeling, Melissa Taylor, Angela Glaspie,
Kelly Blanchard and Charlene Dixon; middle row, Leatrice Martin, Tara
Stroud, Janet Cooke, Betsy Jackson and Amy West; back row. Sheila
Jarmon, Roxana Murfree, Dwala Sutton, Mary Grice, Cathy Harrell and
Regina Jarmon. Members not present are Tiffany Benson, Stephanie Justice,
Emmual Faison, Tammy Faison and Anthony Faison. The James Kenan
district band is directed by Susan Keeter and volunteers Carolyn Chestnutt,
Donna Sue Williamson and Sandra West.
Rve Counties Get Drought Help ^
? Five North Carolina counties that
incurred losses during a six-month
drought earlier this year are eligible
for damage assistance, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture said last
Duplin, Green, Lenoir, Onslow
and Wayne counties qualify for the
aid because of crop damage suffered
during a drought period stretching
from Jan. 1 to July 15, agriculture
ft officials said.
The neighboring counties of Car
teret. Craven, Johnston, Jones,
Pender, Pitt, Sampson and Wilson
counties are eligible to apply for
Qualifying farmers in these
counties may obtain low-interest
The corn crop suffered the most
severe damage from the hot, dry
weather with average yields falling
to around 40 to Ml bushels an acre
compared with more than 90 bushels
an acre last year in Duplin.
Some Duplin and Pender farmers
are reporting yields as low as 16
bushels an acre in portions of their
crop. Duplin Commissioner Calvin
Turner said that he had harvested
some corn that produced only about
16 bushels an acre.
Agricultural officials reported to
bacco came through the severe
weatner in surprisingly gooa conui
tion. The drought made the crop
late, but the harvest has finally been
completed. Most tobacco in Duplin
County matured two to three weeks
later than normal.
Although w heat is not a major crop
ot the region, tarmers who grow
wheat found thei; crop a disaster last
spring. Their wheat was hit by a
"double whammy" ? a late spring
freeze and a six-month drought.
Interested citizens from around
Duplin County will gather in the
Jester's Court of the Country Squire
in Kenansville on Saturday. Nov. 2
for the second annual Duplin
General Hospital Foundation benefit
dinner and dance.
Again, for the second year, the
Allen McDonald Band of Chapel Hill
will play for the dance which will
follow the dinner and a short
presentation by the Board of Di
rectors of the DGH Foundation.
Arrangements for the dinner have
been made by a committee repre'
senting the different communities of
the county. The committee is again
chaired by Charles and Carolyn
Ingram of Warsaw. Serving with
them this year are: Moody and
Maggie Ammar of Kenansville, Mett
and Edriel Ausley of Warsaw,
Wilson (Gene) and Kay Aufry of
Kenansville. Robert and Cathy Lee
of Warsaw, Steve and Sally Edgerton
of Wallace, Larry and Cvnthia Price
of Rose Hill, Alice Ann Pate of
Beulaville, and Jimmy and Merle
Creech of Warsaw.
Tickets for the affair are sold out.
Only enough tickets have been sold
to provide for comfortable seating in
the Jester's Court. However, the
ticket committee has made sure that
people from all areas of the county
have had access to the tickets.
A spokesman for the Hospital
Foundation stated that one of the
chief purposes of the annual benefit
is to provide an enjoyable setting in
which interested residents of the
county may give attention and
support to their own hospital.
A wonderful dinner and an enjoy
able period of fellowship is planned
for those who have planned to
The Foundation Board has
projected plans to hold the benefit on
the first Saturday in November each
year. Proceeds are used for public
relations enterprises on behalf of
Duplin General Hospital and for
contributions to other hospital
Melanie Parker and Rodney
Wilson have been named the Duplin
More head Scholarship nominees,
two North Duplin seniors were
selected from 11 county nominees.
Melanie and Rodney will continue
in distrjct i-Mor^'iead competition
during-Drrn^be; ,nd n .pvinee
selected at the district level will
advance to final competition at the
state level early next year. District
competition is held in Kinston and
the state in Chapel Hill.
Morehead Scholarships are
awarded to approximately 70 high
school seniors each year. The
scholarships to the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill award
$7,500 to each student each of the
four years of undergraduate study.
The award is based on a student's
evidence of moral character and
capacities of leadership and interest
in schoolmaies. scholastic ability and
extracurricular attainments, and
physical vigor as shown through
participation in competitive sports.
Miss Parker is the editor of the
yearbook, treasurer of the Beta Club,
treasurer of the Student Council and
past president of her class. " ?
She attended the East Carolina
University Scholars weekend, the
Governor's School, the state and
national Closeup program and has
many academic awards to her credit.
These awards include first place in
the Science Fair, medals for Algebra
1, Algebra II, Geormetry, Physical
Science, Biology, Chemistry, World
History and U.S. History, chief
marshal, and has received the
coaches' award for tennis.
Miss Parker has consistently been
on the A Honor Roll and was invited
to the Duplin County academic
banquet. She is a member of a youth
group at the Faison Presbyterian
Church, a member of the North
Duplin Flag Girls, and has been on
the Quiz Bowl team. She also is a
member of the Future Business
Leaders of America, Science Club
and Spanish Club.
Miss Parker enjoys reading,
dancing, music and all kinds of
sports. Her goal is to become a
Wilson has attended the Gover
nor's School, is the president of the
Beta Club, a member of the Student
Council, Science Club and Spanish
He has attended the state and
national Closeup programs, and
serves on the annual staff. He was
invited to the Duplin County
academic banquet and is on the
Wilson has been selected for the
All-County Chorus and will audition
soon for the All-State Chorus. He
enjoys music, singing, reading and
sports. His goal is to major in music.
Duplin seniors have been named
among Morehead Scholarship
winners each of the past two years.
Named a Morehead Scholar in 1984
was Camille Grady, a graduate of
East Duplin High School, and in
1985, Patrick Simpson, a North
Duplin High School graduate.
Each of the four high schools in
the county nominated seniors for the
East Duplin High School nomi
nated three students (this year: Hope
Harrell, daughter of Danny and
Brenda Harrell of Beulaville; Benny
Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.
Wood and the late Leon Jones of
Chinquapin; Steve Lanier, son of Mr.
and Mrs. loe H. Lanier of Chin
The Wallace-Rose Hill High
School nominees were Midge Cara
wan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kifk
Carawan of Rose Hill; Cedric Dob
son, son of Louise Dobson of
Teachey, and Nathaniel Dobson of
Magnolia; James Martin Futrell, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Futrell
Two James Kenan seniors wele i
nominated for the Morehead Sch
olarship: Trudi Williams, daughfer
of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Williamsiof
Magnolia, and Jeff Houston, soaof
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Houston!of
North Duplin Senior High Scfcol
also npminated Mark Emmer, suZ of
Mr. and Mrs. Gene E. KmmJ of
Halloween At Kenansville
I went to sleep. I saw a spider in my
room. 1 was frighten because there
was a witch in my room too. I heard a
ghost outside. It was a bad night for
^ Goblins like to fly in the air. Two
? ghost fly in the air also. The black cat
fly on the witch broom. The spooky
goblin and witches fly on there
broom on Halloween night. The end.
On Halloween night a black cat
was running from a Witch. The
Witch was Screaming trick or treat.
The screaming witch was mad
because She hit a tree. She got up on
her broom and went after the Cat
again and after that the Witch got
y Scmien Blued
^ k. 'J^B^r ^P
One nighi I saw a witch running
after a cat. I ran in the house in then
the witch hallow out Halloween then
Once upon a time a witch was
trying to catch a cat. The cat was
scared of the witch because she
wanted the cat to fly with her on her
Once upon a time I saw a haunted
house and it was very scary. I saw a
witch in it. She was very scary and
The second grade class taught by
v Ms. A.D. Washington and aide
l&iirpLJA Linda Bowden at Kenansville Ele
ntentary would like to share a special
Halloween treat. Below are Hallow
een stories written bv the second
The Haunted House
L -lil/ffi 0j\ /; 7\ Once I saw a big haunted house. It
c3atirwJl y lit ' \ had witch, bat and ghosts inside.
\v\N J The w'Ic^ hfd ct>'d black hair and
== pTV \V\\ / / green eyes and had a black cat. The
if house was very scary,
gj - \ j Rosheeda James
? I saw a Haunted house. It had a
ghost in it that screamed. I wanted to
go inside. I walked in the house and
saw a witch with green eyes and a
long black dress on. I also saw a cold
black cat with red eyes. I ran out as
fast as my legs would carry me.
Witch streme in the night Whei
on Halloween night we see witch, ba
and cold black cat. They scare me a
night when I go trick or treats.
The Scared Old Witch
Once there was an old witch who
lived in a big house. She had a black
cat with a black broom with a big
black hat. She went out each
Halloween Night to scare boys and
Kimberly Hope Smith
The witch had a spider in her hair <?
and wore a black costume. Her cat
was black and she was stirring,
stirring a witches brew. She had a
spooky house with ghost flying
ConrM Michelle Harper
On Halloween 1 will see cats and
dogs. I will dress up like a bear. 1 will
growl and Say trick or treat. 1 will
carry my cat in a pumk kin and will
ride don the enmy bike and scream
Happy Halloween to you.
An old witch live in a old house.
The witch have a black cat. The cat
ride with the witch on the broom. A
ghost was in the house. 1 got very
scared in the house,
n Ronnie 0. Furlow
I saw a Spooky black Cat and a
witch On a broom and I saw a ghost
in my house and I saw a Pumpkin
with green eyes and noses. I knew
for sure it must be Halloween
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